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Academy of Electrical Contracting Hosts Annual Meeting

Jun 26, 2017

The 49th annual meeting of the Academy of Electrical Contracting was held earlier this month in Jackson Hole, WY, where 112 Fellows and their guests enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and weather as they took part in educational programs and networking opportunities.

Former National Electrical Contractors Association President Dennis Quebe (’06) chaired the meeting. The Jury of Fellows selected 13 individuals for installation into the Academy at the NECA Convention in Seattle on Oct. 8. They are:

  • Larry Clennon Clennon
    Electric Company
    Wilmington, IL
  • Jeffrey Collins
    York Electric, Inc.
    Dayton, OH
  • David Gill
    Metro Electric
    Sioux City, IA
  • Kellie Holland
    Empire Electric, Inc.
    Broomfield, CO
  • Susan King

    Southern Colorado Chapter, NECA
    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Robrert LaLumiere

    American Line Builders Chapter, NECA
    Vandalia, OH

  • Ciro Lupo

    Commercial Electrical Contractors, Inc.
    Long Island City, NY

  • Francis Marcotte

    Sturgeon Electric
    Henderson, CO

  • Shawn Murphy

    Wasatch Electric
    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Thomas Parkes

    O’Connell Electric, Inc.
    Victor, NY

  • John Riley “Rilo” Stephens

    Eckardt Electric
    Atlanta, GA

  • Donald Stockton

    Baker Electric, Inc.
    Des Moines, IA

  • David White
    Premier Electric, Inc.
    Evansville, IN

During the General Meeting, the Fellows elected David Pinter (’08), Greg Stewart (’08), Brad Weir (’13), Jim Young (’16) to the Academy Board of the Directors for the term ending in 2020.

Two Academy papers were later presented, including Participants and Joint Ventures: A Business Strategy for Success by Darrell Gossett (’13) and The Evolution of Technology in the Electrical Construction Industry by Michael B. Joyce ('14).

Gossett’s paper describes how his company, ERMCO, has had a successful history of partnerships with other NECA members on a variety of large jobs across the country. Joyce’s paper addresses the nature of technological advancement and examples such as tools with GPS and battery-management systems.

The 2017 papers and presentations – as well as previous years – can be accessed via the Academy section of the website or by clicking the links above. 

Plans are underway for next year’s meeting in Laguna Beach, CA, where the members will celebrate 50 years of annual Academy meetings.  Learn more about the Academy and its work at necanet.org/ACADEMY »